Feb
13
Mon
New Hampshire Visible Learning+ featuring John Hattie, John Almarode and Kierstan Barbee
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

What works best in teaching and learning?  What approaches, interventions and strategies accelerate learning in your school or classroom?  The answer to these two driving questions resulted in the creation of the Visible Learning database almost 30 years ago, providing a robust collection of what has the potential to accelerate student learning.  However, the major message from what is now approximately 2,000 meta-analyses, from over 100,000 studies, with 273,000 effects and 320 influences, and includes over 300,000,000 students is:

It is not what we teach or how we teach, but how we think about our teaching that matters most.

So what and how should we think about our teaching?  The answer: making learning visible.  We must continuously make learning visible in our schools and classrooms so that we can evaluate the impact of our teaching on students’ learning. This type of deliberate thinking is known as evaluative thinking and is the focus of this action-packed, mind-blowing institute.  Making learning visible and engaging in evaluative thinking helps ensure that each student makes at least one year’s worth of growth for each year of school.  While the Visible Learning database provides a robust collection of what has the potential to work best in teaching and learning, moving from potential to impact requires us to move from deliberate thinking to engaging deliberate practices in our schools and classrooms that accelerate student learning.

Join us for an amazing day of learning where we will move beyond Visible Learning as a ranking system or checklist and towards a way of thinking about our role as evaluators of our impact.  We will unpack the latest findings from the Visible Learning database so that we can engage in deliberate practices around what content, ideas, and skills we want our students to know, understand, and do. Making learning visible will allow you to identify what works best in teaching and learning and how to approach the implementation of what works best in your own school and classroom.

To get a $25 per person discount, use the code NHASCD

Register a team and get an additional discount of $25 per person. (All must register at the same time).

Register Here

 

Mar
8
Wed
Seven Factors for Successful Instructional Coaching with Jim Knight
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What are the Seven Factors For Success? They are seven areas that must be engaged to ensure successful coaching.

Without purposeful development and support in all seven areas, your coaching program, whether formal or informal at this point, will not meet its maximum potential, educators will become discouraged, and those who are the most vulnerable—your students— will suffer the most loss.

Join Jim Knight at this NHASCD/NHASP sponsored conference for Instructional coaches, peer coaches, building and district administrators, and classroom teachers, all of whom will benefit from this day-long conference.

Registration Fee: 

NHASCD and/or NHASP Member:  $425
  Non-Member:  $475  
Every fifth registrant from the same district is FREE

Receive a copy of The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching:  Seven Factors for Success with your registration

REGISTER NOW

Mar
31
Fri
Symposium of Women Educational Leaders
Mar 31 all-day
Symposium of Women Educational Leaders @ Common Man Inn & Spa

Featured Keynote Speakers:

  • Jennifer Berkshire, co-author of The Wolf at the School House Door- “A Careful Look at School Funding and Equity”
  • Dr. Gracie Branch-Associate Executive Director for Professional Learning at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)- “Leadership Development and Mentoring of School Administrators”
  • Valerie Truesdale– Assistant Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators (AASA)- “Women in the Leadership Pipeline”
  • Jennie Weiner– University of Connecticut Neag School of Education – “Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Educational Leadership”

 

Breakout sessions:

  • Assessing Work/Life Balance and Mental Health Needs of Women Leaders
  • Negotiation Strategies for Women
  • Women Talk Money: A Guide to Financial Wellness, for Women by Women
  • Lifting Up Inclusivity: Who Is Sitting at the Head Table?

 

Event Sponsors:

  • New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA)
  • New Hampshire School Board Association (NHSBA)
  • New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators (NHASEA)
  • New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (NHASCD)
  • New Hampshire Association of School Business Officials (NHASBO)

Discounted Room Block information for March 30, 2023, will be available soon.

Stay tuned for more details about this event in January 2023! 

 

Oct
5
Thu
Creating an Effective School Profile: Implications for School Leaders, Teachers, and Instructional Coaches with Steve Ventura
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Keynote 

Creating an Effective School Profile: Implications for School Leaders, Teachers, and Instructional Coaches

Great schools move from islands of excellence to systematic impact with high levels of collective efficacy and commitment. It would seem obvious that the more we focus on the things that matter most, the more we can improve. High-quality implementation also has a qualitative component. Teachers implement best when they are prepared, when they are clear, and when they teach with enthusiasm.
Schools attempting to reform should commit to deeply implementing just two or three changes and finish those before launching other initiatives. This approach is more effective than the superficial implementation of a wide variety of strategies because deep, consistent implementation will predictably narrow achievement gaps. When educational organizations determine the most important practices and commit to sustaining those practices, costs will actually decrease because of better-informed resource allocation and a drastic reduction in student failures. At the same time, they will be implementing a culture of collective teacher efficacy.
In this highly interactive and engaging keynote, participants will examine the most contemporary research available on specific teacher and leadership behaviors that have the greatest influence on student achievement. This involves promoting and participating in teacher learning and development and fostering effective instructional coaching.

Breakout Session

Shifting from Planners of Instruction to Designers of Engaging Learning Experiences

Planning for high-impact instruction plays a significant role in facilitating, improving, and promoting student growth. When educators act with agency, school leaders, teachers, and instructional coaches create practices that significantly improve student outcomes. This includes lofty expectations for all students, a laser-like focus on instructional planning, promoting and participating in teacher learning, and creating the conditions that advance collective teacher efficacy. In this highly interactive and engaging session, participants will learn practices that can considerably accelerate student learning, including the use of an Engagement Rigor Matrix combined with 25 research-based instructional strategies. This session includes additional resources and tools that are available via QR codes.

About the Presenter

Steve Ventura is the president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions. He is a highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker who approaches high-stakes professional development armed with practical, research-based strategies. Steve is a former elementary and secondary teacher as well as both a school and district-level administrator. Steve has published multiple books and articles, and regularly presents and keynotes at major global education events.
Oct
26
Thu
De-Implementation: Creating the Space to Focus on What Works featuring Peter DeWitt
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

When it comes to school initiatives, more isn’t always better.

Today’s educators are buried under old practices, new ideas, and recommended initiatives. The problem? With such an abundance of strategies, it’s hard to recognize what, if anything, is working.

Before you’re tempted to add just one more idea to the pile, take a step back—and an objective look—so that you, central office leaders, building leaders, and teachers can decide which practices to keep, which to modify, and which to eliminate altogether.

Ineffective practices don’t just waste teacher time; they can have a catastrophic impact on student progress. Use de-implementation to shine a light on the path forward—one where teachers can focus on what works, and students can focus on learning.

More information will be available in the near future.